[vlc-devel] subpicture channels and vout_ShowTextAbsolute

jboileau jboileau at gmail.com
Tue May 27 15:08:13 CEST 2008

Thanks Antoine, I got it working using your guidelines!


On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 4:45 AM, Antoine Cellerier <dionoea at videolan.org> wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008, jboileau wrote:
>> I guess I should have stated that I am not using the vlc executable
>> but an application I am developing using libvlc. I need to add this
>> functionnality to libvlc. The marquee filter may also be an option in
>> this configuration but I thought vout_ShowTextAbsolute to be simpler.
>> Since I need more than one line/zone of text, I felt the marquee would
>> be a more complicated route. I guess I would need more than one
>> marquee, but then how would I address them independently to update
>> their respectuve text?
> That question is partially addressed by the NEWS file (0.9.0, Important notes).
> Basically (using vlc command line but the same would apply using libvlc
> i guess):
> vlc --sub-filter 'marq at foo{marquee=123}:marq at bar{marquee=abc}'
> You can the find the specific instances using:
>  vlc_object_find_name( p_some_object, "foo", FIND_ANYWHERE );
> (Note that an object's name default's to the underlying module's name.)
> Regards,
> --
> Antoine Cellerier
> dionoea
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Jacques Boileau

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